WARNER ROBINS, Ga. — Houston County High School hosted a signing ceremony on Wednesday for UGA commit Jake Fromm.
Those financial aid papers will reassure DawgNation about the program’s chances with the nation’s No. 4 pro-style QB prospect. Fromm will enroll early. He will play for Georgia and that didn’t matter how many touchdowns heralded 5-star freshman Jacob Eason threw this year.
He’s that fired-up about the chance to attend UGA and get better competing every day with Eason.
He had that moment in the school’s media center on Wednesday. But using that timestamp as the primary reason why he’s so passionate about playing for UGA seems like checking down to a curl route.
It passes up the chance to tell a better story.
Fromm and his family made that decision public on Wednesday. That was for the sake of ceremony.
He actually didn’t even know that ceremony was scheduled until a day prior to that event.
The 4-star prospect will be a December graduate and his school community won’t be able to have a traditional signing day event for him in February.
But the truth of the matter is the 6-foot-2 signal caller pen to paper on those documents a long time ago. A long time ago.
Fromm chose to sign with UGA just before the season opener this year against Mary Persons. That’s how sold he was on going to play for Kirby Smart and Jim Chaney at Georgia.
It didn’t matter what went down this year. He was already all Georgia before the first snap of his senior season.
“I was committed to Georgia so it was easy for me to do,” Fromm said. “That was the plan. I’m committed to Georgia. That was always where I wanted to go and wanted to be. That was the plan I’ve always had for my life and I want to be a part of something special and follow coach (Kirby) Smart and (offensive coordinator Jim) coach Chaney and I just can’t wait to be a Georgia Bulldog.”
He signed those papers as quickly as he reads defenses on Friday night.
“It was no big deal,” Fromm said.
Houston County faces a must-win game on Friday against Class AAAAAA No. 1 Valdosta. The Bears (7-2) must win to qualify for the playoffs. Fromm is also chasing state high school football history.
The senior stands only 431 passing yards away from breaking the Georgia prep record for career passing yards. Clemson Heisman Trophy candidate DeShaun Watson currently holds that mark with 13,077 yards.
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